A Taste of Isaiah
In the weekly Bible Study we’ve been looking at the fantastic book of Isaiah. This week we’re going to have a taste of Isaiah’s message as we look at the picture of salvation that he proclaims.
Isaiah 11:15-16 NIV
15 The Lord will dry up
the gulf of the Egyptian sea;
with a scorching wind he will sweep his hand
over the Euphrates River.
He will break it up into seven streams
so that anyone can cross over in sandals.
16 There will be a highway for the remnant of his people
that is left from Assyria,
as there was for Israel
when they came up from Egypt.
The story of the Exodus became the defining story of Israel. This was the story they kept telling, the one they impressed on their children and that gave them their identity. Isaiah compares the return from Exile to the Exodus, through this return they will be restored to freedom and brought to their promised home as God’s liberated people. Of course Jesus does exactly the same thing when his work – he becomes our Passover Lamb and The Way, bringing us into freedom and home as God’s returned Prodigal children.
Thank you Jesus for the new life and identity we have in you!